Jun 30, 2008 - 2PM
A: According to NYC.gov:
If a meter is broken, you can park for a maximum of one hour, even if the posted sign is for a longer time period. If the meter is missing, you can park for the maximum amount of time posted on the signs.
Short Answer:If the meter is broken, you can park for an hour. If the meter is missing, you still have to obey the posted hours of the parking sign.
Jun 29, 2008 - 8AM
It seems residents of Park Slope are not too happy about other people parking on their streets:
Check out this article in the New York Times
Jun 18, 2008 - 3PM
from the NYC.gov site: No standing except trucks loading and unloading. Where a posted sign reads "No Standing Except Trucks Loading and Unloading," no vehicle except a commercial vehicle, or a service vehicle as defined in the Section 4-01(b) (pdf) of the New York City Traffic Rules, may stand or park in that area, for the purpose of expeditiously making pickups, deliveries or service calls, and except that in the area from 35th St. to 41st St., Avenue of the Americas to 8th Avenue, inclusive, in the Borough of Manhattan between the hours of 7 am and 7 pm, no vehicle except a truck as defined in Section 4-13(a) (pdf) may stand or park for the purpose of expeditiously making pickups, deliveries or service calls.
Jun 14, 2008 - 1PM
A: It is a very complicated method involving pigeons, wing flapping generators, and wireless cameras. The good news is that day old bagels and bread are cheap, which should help to keep our costs down. We tried squirrels at first, but they quickly formed a union and nuts are too expensive.
Next question ...
Jun 11, 2008 - 2PM
May 27, 2008 - 7AM
Due to our tireless hard work, we have added a new area to the database. Please join us in welcoming Prospect Park, Brooklyn into the mix!
Even if you do not live here, you might want to check out the map for this area. The regulations are very relaxed compared to Manhattan, allowing you to keep a vehicle for one week stretches.
Manhattan drivers, marvel in the beauty of this:
* We sincerely apologize to anyone who might happen to live on these streets and see an increase in cars trying to park there.
May 25, 2008 - 2PM
A: You click the link provided on the window for that particular spot. It will open up a short form for you to give us some additional information.
It is the little link in the upper right that says incorrect info. If you know what the rules should be, by all means let us know!
May 18, 2008 - 12PM
May 10, 2008 - 12PM
May 01, 2008 - 6AM 1 comment
The site is up again with the map and the parking data. We took what we learned during the beta run and put it to good use. We will be sending out the email to all of you that requested to be notified in the coming weeks.
We also now have photos for each of the locations on the map and Brooklyn is well on the way. The photos of the parking rules are all unique and we aim to take photos of every parking sign added to our web site.
You can see the photos on the map by clicking on a spot, then clicking the photo tab. Here is a sample: